Pa. Department of Transportation
The West Valley Green Road Bridge, which links Whitemarsh and Springfield townships, was shut down in March after Penndot inspectors found structural problems.
Authorities arrested Thanh Nguyen, a Penndot contractor since 2009, and Robert Slamon, a state inspector whom prosecutors say was bribed by Nguyen to look the other way.
Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say the entire toll road system, including the sections that roll through urban areas, may get a speed limit boost to 70 mph next year.
You can buy a bridge for as little as $1. Currently there are eleven for sale.
Some residents whose homes back up to the 8½-mile parkway say the grounds behind their houses aren’t being taken care of.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it is looking into why thousands of drivers were caught up in two major areas of flooding along the Schuylkill Expressway on Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Penndot officials say In some cases motorists may not see actual construction, but contracts will be bid this year because of the funding influx.
The price of a Penndot identification card more than doubled on April 1st, to $27.50.
Delaware County Council has decided to forego nearly all of the million dollars it receives from a state road maintenance fund and give it directly to the county’s 49 municipalities for pothole repairs.
County commissioner Leslie Richards says nearly 6,000 vehicles use the bridge each day. She says detour signs have been posted.
The snow is melting, but that’s only exposing more gaping potholes throughout the region.
The governor says the Guard has 14 four-wheel-drive ambulances available to support civilian EMTs in areas of the state hardest hit by the storm.
Penndot’s Nick Martino says the suburbs north and west of the city could see as much as 14 inches of snow while the city and the I-95 corridor will get snow at first and then sleet and rain.
City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it has already spent half its winter weather budget, but promises it will be business-as-usual no matter what the rest of the season brings.